Collaborations and EU Projects

ATTRACT2

The ATTRACT Phase-2 project aims to consolidate a European innovation ecosystem focused on breakthrough Detection & Imaging technologies. Departing from the success of the ongoing project ATTRACT Phase-1, this project will focus and fund the proven and most promising breakthrough technology concepts from the previous phase showing a strong potential for scientific, industrial and societal applications. Following from ATTRACT Phase-1, this project will provide up to 400 young innovators the opportunity, methodologies and mentoring for developing novel concepts and prototypes of technological solutions addressing Societal Challenges inspired and in collaboration by the detection and imaging technologies developed within the funded projects.

The ESRF is one of the 9 European research institutions that co-lead this project. 

Start date: 01/02/2021 - End date: 31/01/2025

BEATS - Beamline for Tomography at SESAME

The aim of BEATS is to design, procure, construct and commission a beamline for hard X-ray full-field tomography at the SESAME synchrotron in Jordan. The project will develop and consolidate the scientific case for a beamline for tomography and implement actions to fortify the scientific community. Built upon the OPEN SESAME project, BEATS will address the issue of sustainability of operation of SESAME by preparing medium- to long-term funding scenarios for the tomography beamline and the facility. The BEATS project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The ESRF is coordinator of this project.

Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 31/12/2022

BIG MAP

Battery Interface Genome - Materials Acceleration Platform (BIG MAP)

This EU H2020 project, which is part of the European research initiative BATTERY 2030+, will develop AI-assisted methods to accelerate the discovery of new materials and battery concepts. It is based on creating new computational models and experimental methods that can go hand in hand towards an understanding of the complex reactions that take place within the battery. It seeks to understand which electrode materials and electrolytes can be best combined to get a battery to store as much energy as possible or to be able to charge quickly in different situations.

The project has 34 partners representing 15 countries. The ESRF is one of the six partners in France.

Start date: 01/09/2020 - End date: 31/08/2023

BRILLIANCE

The objectives of this interdisciplinary project are to 1) develop a system for imaging neural circuits at synaptic level in large tissue volumes, including methods for sample preparation, image acquisition and image reconstruction 2) develop an automatic image analysis tool 3) create unprecedented maps of brain circuits with immediate impact in neurosciences.

The ESRF is coordinator of this project, which received funding from the H2020-EU.1.1. Excellent Science programme - European Research Council

Start date: 01/03/2020 - End date: 28/02/2025

CARINE

The aim of the CARINE (Coherent Diffraction for a look Inside Nanostructures towards atomic resolution) project is to study in situ and operando the structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in realistic conditions during reaction by using the unique capabilities of coherent diffraction Bragg imaging (CDI).

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which received funding from the H2020-EU.1.1. Excellent Science programme - European Research Council. The project is coordinated by the French Atomic Agency (CEA).

Start date: 01/11/2019 - End date: 31/10/2024

CREMLIN PLUS

CREMLINplus (Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures - plus) is a Horizon2020 funded project. It is the relaunch of the successful EU project CREMLIN in a significantly expanded form.  It will pursue CREMLIN's activity to promote cooperation between large-scale research infrastructures in Russia and the European Union from 2020 onwards. The CREMLINplus consortium brings together 35 partners, 10 from Russia and 25 from the EU and associated countries.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project.

Start date: 01/02/2020 - End date: 31/01/2024

DIRECTSEPA

Imagine melting a candle and letting the drops fall onto a piece of patterned sandpaper to cool versus dropping them into a bowl of water. Clearly, retrieving them nearly untouched or undamaged will be much easier from the surface of the water than from the surface of the rough sandpaper. This is one way to describe what currently happens with high-tech 2D materials that are adsorbed from their gas phase onto solid catalysts. The synthesis and subsequent transfer of these materials results in numerous defects, contamination and mechanical stress, compromising their highly sought-after properties. The EU-funded DirectSepa project is introducing liquid metal catalysts to replace solid ones in these processes. The technology promises unparalleled production speed and quality and could usher in a new era of innovation for 2D materials.

The ESRF is a contractor in this programme, which is coordinated by Leiden University in The Netherlands.

Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2022

EASI-STRESS

Residual stresses are of key importance across all industrial sectors where metals are used, for example within the transportation and energy sectors. The goal of EASI-STRESS is to develop synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction-based residual stress characterization tools for industrial use and to develop European-wide characterization standards, protocols and data exchange procedures to facilitate the industrial use of the characterization tools, e.g. through traceability and comparability.

The ESRF is a contractor of this programme, which is coordinated by the Danish Technological Institute. This project received funding from the  EU Horizon 2020 programme.

Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2023

EOSC Future

EOSC Future is an EU-funded H2020 project that is implementing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). EOSC will give European researchers access to a wide web of FAIR data and related services.

The ESRF is a contractor of this programme, which is coordinated by ATHENA.

Start date: 01/04/2021 - End date: 30/09/2023

ENRIITC

ENRIITC will build a pan-European network of Industrial Liaison and Contact Officers (ILOs/ICOs). This will be done in a community-driven, cross-functional, cross-sectoral, multiplier-based way which will be inclusive and enable all interested parties to actively participate. With a timeline of 36 months, 11 partners from seven countries, and a strong support from 61 Associates from around Europe, ENRIITC will 1) establish a sustainable European network of ILOs and ICOs which enables mutual learning, 2) map collaboration potential between research infrastructures and industry, 3) develop and refine strategies and best practices to foster these collaborations, 4) raise awareness among industry for collaboration opportunities at research infrastructures, and demonstrate impact.

The ESRF is a contractor in this programme, which is coordinated by the European Spallation Source

Start date: 01/01/2020 - End date: 31/12/2022

InnovaXN

InnovaXN is a doctoral training programme bringing together the expertise of large-scale research infrastructures with the R&D needs of European industry. 40 PhD students will study a wide variety of subjects driven by industrial challenges, focussed on exploiting the advanced characterisation techniques of the large-scale European facilities in Grenoble, at the ESRF and ILL.

The ESRF is coordinator of this project, which is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA COFUND programme.

Start date: 01/10/2019 - End date: 30/09/2024

 

LEAPS-INNOV

The LEAPS-INNOV pilot project focusses on the implementation of new strategies and activities for long-term partnerships between industry and the European light sources, synchrotrons and free-electron lasers, with their tens of thousands of users. LEAPS-INNOV aims at kick-starting the implementation of the LEAPS Technology Roadmap and, at the same time, at fostering a partnership with European industry through open innovation. It will offer joint technological developments and advanced research capabilities with LEAPS members for industry as collaborator, supplier and user.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which is coordinated by DESY and funded under the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Start date: 01/04/2021 - End date: 31/03/2025

NANOMECOMMONS

The focus of NanoMECommons is to employ innovative nano-scale mechanical testing procedures in real industrial environments, by developing harmonised and widely accepted characterisation methods, with reduced measurement discrepancy, and improved interoperability and traceability of data.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which is coordinated by the National Technical University of Athens. This project is funded by the EU H2020 Research and Innovation action – RIA

Start date: 01/02/2021 - End date: 31/01/2025

NEP - NFFA Europe Pilot

The NFFA-Europe PILOT project is a distributed research infrastructure that integrates nanofoundries (synthesis and manipulation of nanostructures) with fine analysis available at European large-scale facilities, creating a unique offer for the nanosciences and nanomaterials community.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which is coordinated by the Istituto officina dei materiali of the National Research Council (Cnr-Iom) .

Start date: 01/03/2021 - End date: 28/02/2026

PANOSC - Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud

The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud is a European project for making FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reproducible) data a reality in 6 European Strategy Forum Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). Research Infrastructures such as the ones on the ESFRI roadmap are characterised by the very significant data volumes they generate and handle. These data are of interest to thousands of researchers across scientific disciplines and to other potiential users via Open Access policies.  PANOSC will ensure the connection of the research infrastructures identified in the ESFRI roadmap to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). PANOSC received funding from the EU Horizon2020 research and innovation programme.

The ESRF is coordinator of this project.

Start date: 01/12/2018 - End date: 28/02/2023

RADNEXT

RADNEXT is an H2020 INFRAIA-02-2020 infrastructure project with the objective of creating a network of facilities and related irradiation methodology for responding to the emerging needs of electronics component and system irradiation. It also combines different irradiation and simulation techniques for optimizing the radiation hardness assurance for systems, focusing on the related risk assessment.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which is coordinated by CERN.

Start date: 01/06/2021 - End date: 31/05/2025

RITRAINPLUS

This Project brings together, for the first time, research infrastructures, core facilities, business management Schools and European universities, in a new innovative concept to transform the access and empowerment of human resources for national and international scientific facilities in Europe.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which is coordinated by the Universita' degli studi di Milano-Bicocca. The project received funding through the EU H2020 coordination and support programme.

Start date: 01/04/2021 - End date: 31/03/2025

STREAMLINE

The EU-funded STREAMLINE project is ensuring that the groundbreaking facilities at the ESRF will be used with optimal efficiency. Accommodating more users, more varied experiments and more data requires a new business plan including training of user communities, updated access modes and innovative service packages. STREAMLINE will foster sustainability and high-impact exploitation. The ESRF is the sole beneficiary of this project.

Start date: 15/11/2019 - End date: 14/11/2023

TEESMAT

TEESMAT is a Horizon2020 funded project. It is a platform (or Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB)) dedicated to material characterisation for Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, Li all-solid batteries, Printed Zn/Li batteries, Lead-acid batteries, Metal-air batteries, redox flow batteries, supercapacitors and any kind of other electrochemical energy storage device.

The ESRF is a contractor for this project, which is coordinated by the French Atomic Agency (CEA).

Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 31/08/2022